Thursday, February 02, 2012

Happy Happy


Here is my latest silly face painting. The teeth especially were super hard, but I am really happy with this one. I recognize now that these are incredibly personal so I've undecided to sell them. : ) I am going to frame them all at some point and hang them up together and it's going to be incredibly cool.

18 comments:

Ellen Paxton - Artist said...

It will be cool, Carol. Of the silly face paintings I like this one best. There's something whacky about a birthdaycake hat! Cheers, Ellen

Rita said...

I'm glad. These faces deserve to be seen all together! This one IS awesome! And the teeth are done just right. You nailed those values!

(so...when do you think you'll have enough to exhibit? huh? huh?.. can't wait!)

Trevor Howard said...

The face really works! It must have been hard to keep it simplified. I have that problem. Often I put in too much information - usually too much wrong information! Good Job!

adebanji said...

To do this on A 5 x 7 is glorious! This is simply amazing!!!!

Michael Chamberlain said...

The teeth were the first thing I noticed, awesome job!

Dauw said...

I totaly agree with Ellen. This is a marvelous portret.
And you made an admirable decision. You're a good person and a great (he)artist in the real meaning of the word (in my opinion, for what that's worth).

Big hug

- Dauw -

DSM said...

Nice teeth; the shadowed value is just right.

Daroo said...

The values and edges - rock solid three dimensionality -Wow!!

Collecting all of these into one show is a great idea -- I saw Kevin MacPherson's "Reflections on a Pond" and it was "incredibly cool". Each small painting seemed to amplify the power of the one next to it.

Terry Strickland said...

Carol, these are really wonderful, I hope you will continue doing them. I did a blog post around Christmas about how my kids would co-operate with family pictures when they were younger as long as we'd agree to do a funny face one too. Turns out those are our favorite family pics, to the point that the best picture at my son's wedding was the funny face one with the new bride. You have tapped into a wise inner child and it is lovely!

Cheryl Wilson - O'Pry said...

While I love your "normal" paintings of fruit and what not's I LOVE THESE SILLY FACES!!! I can't wait to see them all together! :)

Linda Popple said...

This is really a FUN painting and brings a smile! Love it!

Heidi Malott said...

I agree, teeth are always a challenge. You did a wonderful job! Very fun. Sometimes you just have to keep a few paintings for yourself Carol :D

Julie said...

Putting them all together will be really nice. I like your idea. I can just imagine looking over at all these wonderfully happy, silly faces.....

Patti Mollica said...

carol, this is one SLAMMIN' portrait - bravo!

Gloria E. Moses said...

Wow great detail! Really wondreful job on these. How fun they will look together!

frank said...

Carol you are so good man. And yeah, nice choppers..

Lorna said...

What a fantastic painting.

Jennifer Koach said...

Supe cool. Made me laugh.